Yesterday C-Note's Almanac Tomorrow



1793
French King Louis XVI is sentenced to death.

1807
Confederate General Robert E. Lee born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

1809

Writer & poet Edgar Allan Poe born in Boston.
Chambers Book of Days noted, "When sober and sane, Poe was a gentleman of pure taste and elegant manners."
Since 1949, a mysterious visitor dressed in black and wearing a fedora hat has left a half-filled bottle of cognac along with three red roses at Poe's grave at the Old Western Burial Ground in Baltimore.

1839
Painter Paul Cézanne born in Aix-en-Provence, France.

1887
New Yorker critic Alexander Woollcott born in Phalanx, New Jersey.

1921
Author Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley) born in Fort Worth, Texas.

1930
Actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds) born in New Ulm, Minnesota.

1932
Film director Richard Lester (A Hard Days Night) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1939
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Phil Everly, one half of the The Everly Brothers, born in Chicago, Illinois.

1943
Singer Janis Joplin born in Port Arthur, Texas.

1946
Singer Dolly Parton born in Sevierville, Tennessee.

1954

Photographer Cindy Sherman born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.




Today from Chamber's Book of Days


French Republican Calendar
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